Category Archives: Family History

Newspapers for history research

Ryerson Index –

The Ryerson Index
Index to death notices appearing in current Australian newspapers. It also includes some funeral notices, probate notices and obituaries.

Australia Historic Newspapers 1803 – 1954
The Australian Newspapers service allows access to historic Australian newspapers digitised as part of the Australian Newspapers Digitisation Program. A great source for family historians. Includes the Sydney Gazette 1803 – 1842.

Sydney Gazette

The Sydney Morning Herald and The Sun-Herald 1955-1990
can now be accessed online. All articles, captions, classifieds and advertisements are fully keyword searchable and results are returned in an exact digital reproduction of the actual printed pages as they were originally published. The archive can be searched for free with full article results available on a time-based subscription. The archive may be accessed at

The Shoalhaven City Library Newspaper Index
A selection of articles  – Council affairs, building, environmental issues, local identities, organisations and social issues. The articles are available in print or on microfilm at the Local Studies section of the Shoalhaven City Library.